Rafael Reyes1

M, b. circa 1908
Rafael Reyes|b. c 1908|p64.htm|Senon Reyes|b. 23 Feb 1841\nd. 13 Apr 1933|p4.htm|Hilaria Samaniego|b. c Sep 1850\nd. 16 Sep 1928|p5.htm|Sebastian Reyes|b. c 1811|p65.htm|Abina Moreno||p66.htm|||||||
FatherSenon Reyes1 b. 23 Feb 1841, d. 13 Apr 1933
MotherHilaria Samaniego1 b. c Sep 1850, d. 16 Sep 1928
ChartsDecendents of Sebastian Reyes
     Rafael Reyes was born circa 1908; The 1920 census lists Rafael as the son of Senon and Elaria Reyes. If this is correct, Senon would have been at least 58, and Elaria would have been at least 49 years old. Having children at this late stage of life is biologically improbable (though not impossible), suggesting the possibilty that Rafael might have been adopted and was being raised by Senon and Elaria. Moreover, Senon's grandson (Roy Reyes) did not think that his father, Vicente Reyes, had a brother. One possibility is that this Rafael refers to Rafael (Ralph) Giron, a relative and close family friend later in life.1,2


  1. [S150] 1920 U.S. Census, Precinct 2 Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, New Mexico; Enumeration District 25; Supervisor's District 211; Sheet 10B; Dwelling 202; Family 203.
  2. [S58] Interview, Roy C. Reyes, 4 March 2008.